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Start planning your TLA 2019 experience today!   Review the programNote: Program information current as of December 14, 2018.  Rates and Registration

Schedule Overview

Monday, April 15

  • Registration open 7:30am – 7:00pm
  • Tech Camp preconference 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Use Your Library Voice: Personalizing Advocacy preconference 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome 5:00 – 7:00pm
New in 2019! TLA After Hours (Monday, April 15)

What happens after hours at TLA? Join us and find out! From 7 – 11pm, we’re offering a more casual pace, with a cash bar, headline speaker, and programming you’ve never seen before at TLA. See your all-time favorites like Battledecks and the Lip Sync Battle, and more. There is something for everyone at TLA After Hours – it will be a night to remember!

Tuesday, April 16

  • Registration open 7:00am – 5:00pm
  • General Session One 8:15 – 9:45am
  • Exhibit Hall open 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • School Administrators Conference 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Opening Awards & Author Session 12:15 – 1:45pm
  • TLA President’s All-Conference Party – FREE to all attendees 6:00 – 8:00pm

Wednesday, April 17

Come celebrate TLA’s first ever Comic Book Day! We will have amazing comic and graphic novel related programs to help librarians curate and create programming around these collections. Join us as celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Maverick Graphic Novel reading list at an off-site event. The culmination of the day will be a Grand Cosplay contest in the Exhibit Hall from 4:00 – 5:00pm. Judges TBD. You don’t want to miss this!

  • Registration open 7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Teacher Day @ TLA
  • Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session 11:45am – 1:45pm
  • Exhibit Hall Last Day! 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Evening with the Authors 6:00 – 9:30pm
  • Special Networking Event for New TLA Members 6:00 – 8:00pm

Thursday, April 18

  • Registration open 7:00am – 2:00pm
  • General Session II 8:00- 9:00am
  • Closing Author Session 11:45am – 1:15pm
  • TLA Membership Meeting 1:30 – 2:00pm

Rates and Registration

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